In the early 1970s, he formed a tight-knit radical funk group - Moorish Vanguard. But in a record deal gone wrong with James Brown, it all fell apart. Abandoned by his closest friends, Frank quit singing for 17 years. Eventually, Frank would find that he could never walk away from his dream. He returned to music, and despite a sudden battle with kidney failure, connected with an internationally touring blues band.
On stage, whether for hundreds at international music festivals or dozens at a local church, Frank Bey is radiant, powerful, and generous. His perfectly self-tailored suits are as sharp and polished as his smooth baritone voice. Off stage, one might just miss Frank. He’s quiet, humble and focused.
Frank was nominated in 2014 for Soul Blues Artist of the Year and for Soul Blues Album of the year for his album with the Bey Paule Band, "Soul For Your Blues." He was again nominated in 2016 for Soul Blues Artist of the Year and for Soul Blues Album, "Not Going Away", also with the Bey Paule Band.